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Uncrowded is now Having Kids!

Uncrowded is now Having Kids! We are changing the conversation: It’s about responsible parenting, not population. Please find us at HavingKids.org.

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Uncrowded is changing its approach

At Uncrowded we want to begin think more about empowering people and less about overpopulation. We don’t want to think about the people we share this world with as numbers; moreover, unsustainable population growth and crowding are only some of the symptoms of outdated parenting models. These models also harm children, create inequality, destroy our environment, and prevent democracy from …

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What Does “Uncrowded” Mean?

What exactly does the term “uncrowded” mean? Initially, the word may conjure up images of natural settings free from the trappings of modern day-to-day life—snow-capped mountains cross cut by clear streams, pristine beaches with glittering shores, or forests with lush foliage. However, having “uncrowded” spaces means much more than simply areas free from the hustle and bustle of other people. …

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What’s Up in Austin?

The Austin Business Journal reported yesterday that Austin’s population will still grow by more than 30 percent over the next 15 years, (“No matter how you slice it, Austin set for huge population growth, report says,” Michael Theis, Jan. 26, 2015), possibly even jumping from 1.7 million to 3.2 million in 2030. But who thinks a more crowded Austin is …

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Population and Climate Change

At the UN Climate Conference in Lima this past December, the Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness-raising urged world governments to include climate change in school curricula (1). Education on climate change could enhance student understanding of climate issues, mitigation strategies, and adaptation mechanisms. Incorporating the subject of population into climate curricula could be extremely relevant, particularly within a …

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Parenting Models Matter: Uncrowded, Human Rights and Explosive Population Growth in Africa

As a Newsweek article entitled “How to Diffuse the Population Bomb” recently detailed, Africa is an extreme example of how large families can cause immense suffering that locks people into poverty and also destroys the environment. And as Uncrowded’s recent series has shown, many parts of Africa will continue to experience the explosive population growth that, despite the many efforts …

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Nigerien Schools for Husbands Could Spark Change For Country’s High Population Growth Rate

Niger, an African country with the highest population growth rate of any nation on earth, is also one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. In an attempt to stave off the problems caused by this combination of rapidly rising population numbers and vast shortage of resources, the United Nations and the Ministry of Health have launched …

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A World Without Giraffes?

While human population is exploding in Africa giraffes are quickly disappearing. Their population has plummeted about 40 percent in just 15 years. Reports show the loss is due primarily to humans destroying giraffe habitat, as well hunting and poaching. Africa is at a crossroads–its population is set to double from 1.2 billion to 2.4 billion from 2015 to 2050 and …

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Africa’s Population Projected to Skyrocket to 4.2 Billion By 2100

Africa is at a crossroads–its population is set to double from 1.2 billion to 2.4 billion from 2015 to 2050 and will soar to 4.2 billion by 2100, according to a report released by UNICEF. These population forecasts follow the pattern of previous population expansion on the continent—Africa’s current population is five times its size in 1950. The report predicts the population …

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Setting the Record Straight About Our Crowded World

We often hear in the news that the world is in danger of becoming underpopulated, and that people should have more children. The fact is there are so many people in the world today that even that United Nations can’t accurately predict growth. However, a recent study challenging UN predictions shows that there is an 80% probability that world population …

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